Brickmasons use bricks, concrete blocks, and natural and man-made stones to build fences, walkways, walls, and other structures. Masons typically do the following:
  • Read blueprints or drawings to calculate materials needed
  • Lay out patterns or foundations using a straightedge
  • Break or cut bricks, stones, or blocks to their appropriate size
  • Mix mortar or grout and spread it onto a slab or foundation
  • Lay bricks, blocks, or stones according to plans
  • Clean excess mortar with trowels and other hand tools
  • Construct corners with a corner pole or by building a corner pyramid
  • Ensure that a structure is perfectly vertical and horizontal, using a plumb bob and level
  • Clean and polish surfaces with hand or power tools
  • Fill expansion joints with the appropriate caulking materials

  • Annual Apprenticeship Program Includes:

  • Registration of Apprentice with D.C. and/or Maryland (if apprenticed) 
  • Attending Council meetings with and on behalf of Registered Employers 
  • Monitoring Apprentice annual progression  
  • Monthly on-site class evaluation for testing and hands-on 
  • Monitoring monthly grades and attendance reporting 
  • Monitoring monthly off-site OJT reporting  
  • Monitor and submission of NCCER Student Certification material
  • Instructor, Lab and Book Fees
  • Course Work

    Masonry 1

    Includes registration fee, books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Introduction to Masonry
    • Masonry Tools and Equipment
    • Measurements, Drawings and
    • Mortar
    • Masonry Units
    • Installation Techniques

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate* 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate*
    *does not include C.O.R.E.

    Masonry 2

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Residential Plans and Drawing
    • Residential Masonry
    • Grout and Other Reinforcement
    • Metal Work in Masonry
    • Advanced Laying Techniques
    • Construction Techniques and Moisture
    • Construction Inspection and Quality

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate


    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Masonry in High-Rise Construction
    • Specialized Materials and Techniques
    • Repair and Restoration
    • Commercial Drawings
    • Estimating
    • Site Layout – Distance Measurement
    and Leveling
    • Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate